Lit Up Gala Emcee

We're pleased to welcome Bethany Van Delft as our 2019 Lit Up Gala emcee!

Bethany Van Delft


When Bronx-born comedian
Bethany Van Delft moved to Boston with her Marxist Dutch dad, black Puerto Rican mother and siblings, she quickly learned being called “zebra” didn’t mean she was weird but cool. At “19” she went to Paris to model, got kicked out, and ended up in Milan eating gelato and speaking Spanglish with an Italian accent.

Bethany has performed at Just For Laughs, SF Sketchfest, All Jane Festival, Boston Calling, Women in Comedy Festival, opens for the likes of Phoebe Robinson, Michelle Buteau, Ronnie Chieng, Michael Che, Rob Delaney and Alonzo Bodden. She is a regular host and storyteller for The Moth, produces comedy shows locally, was named Best Comic 2019 by Boston Magazine, all while keeping her kids and husband alive, and not super unhappy. She also bakes pretty well.